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Why Teachers Are Fed Up and Burned Out

Why Teachers Are Fed Up and Burned Out | MASSP News | Scoop.it
If teachers are treated like tall children, they soon become demoralized, regardless of their knowledge of subject matter and pedagogy.
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NJ School Leaders at Shore Conference Say They’re Drowning in Mandates - NJ Spotlight

NJ School Leaders at Shore Conference Say They’re Drowning in Mandates - NJ Spotlight | MASSP News | Scoop.it
Board members and administrators say they’ve been inundated with more and more ever-changing state regulations
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“This one size fits all approach doesn’t work, it won’t work, and I guarantee in three or four years, we’ll see a change to something else,” Whelan said.

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Some Good News About Public Schools

Some Good News About Public Schools | MASSP News | Scoop.it
When people continuously carp about public schools, they seem to forget that many of society's successful figures got their start in such schools, Brian Cleary writes.
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Good news about public schools 

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Education-Related Cases Part of High Court Workload

Education-Related Cases Part of High Court Workload | MASSP News | Scoop.it
The U.S. Supreme Court turned away several education appeals and heard arguments in other cases watched by school groups as its 2013-14 term opened.
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Springfield, MO case was in question

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“It’s Not a School Problem”

“It’s Not a  School  Problem” | MASSP News | Scoop.it
Diane Ravitch’s scorched-earth critique of high-stakes testing and education reform.
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New SAT Results Show No Change in Average Scores

New SAT Results Show No Change in Average Scores | MASSP News | Scoop.it
Data for the class of 2013 show slight gains for Hispanic and African-American students. The number of test-takers, meanwhile, declined slightly from the prior year.
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Advice for Educators Wanting to be Principals -- Part One

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(This is Part One in a multi-part series) Last week's question was: What advice would you give someone who is interested in becoming a principal? 

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Joplin High School leaders tackle issue of scheduling - Joplin Globe

Joplin High School leaders tackle issue of scheduling - Joplin Globe | MASSP News | Scoop.it
Joplin High School leaders tackle issue of scheduling Joplin Globe Administrators from Joplin High School and Franklin Technology Center met this week to start hashing out what class scheduling will look like at the new high school when it opens...
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"flexibility in scheduling and course offerings is needed because students learn at different rates and have varying career and postsecondary educational goals."

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Federal government repeats demand that Washington rewrite its teacher/principal evaluation bill | Washington Policy Center

Federal government repeats demand that Washington rewrite its teacher/principal evaluation bill | Washington Policy Center | MASSP News | Scoop.it
Yesterday, the news broke that the U.S. Department of Education meant what it said last summer, when it told Washington state to rewrite its teacher/principal evaluation bill, SB 5896.
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When Dirty is NOT a Dirty Word |

When Dirty is NOT a Dirty Word | | MASSP News | Scoop.it
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What if two years of community college were available to all students?  How different would our world be?  "The take home message for high school educators is that there is a need for reevaluating the “one-size fits all” approach to post high school education."

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Top Fla. Legislators Call for Withdrawal From Common-Test Group

Top Fla. Legislators Call for Withdrawal From Common-Test Group | MASSP News | Scoop.it
Florida's senate president and speaker of the house urged the schools commissioner to withdraw the state from the PARCC consortium, amid concerns about testing time and technological readiness.
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"lawmakers also worried about districts' technological readiness for the computer-based tests, the timeliness with which test results will be returned, security of student data, and other things."

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What do we know about the use of value-added measures for principal evaluation? | Center for Education Policy Analysis

What do we know about the use of value-added measures for principal evaluation? | Center for Education Policy Analysis | MASSP News | Scoop.it
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"There is little empirical evidence on the advantages or disadvantages of using value-added measures to evaluate principals."

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Added responsibilities from Common Core make principals' work loads heavier - MPNnow.com

Added responsibilities from Common Core make principals' work loads heavier - MPNnow.com | MASSP News | Scoop.it
Added responsibilities from Common Core make principals' work loads heavier
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Angela K. Adams's curator insight, October 25, 2015 8:14 PM

administrative support - I chose this resource because it maps out the extra responsibilities of principals due to common core.  Although, it is  a lot, added observations could actually benefit their staff and improve their instructional strategies. I hope to share this with other administration to keep them informed as to what is expected of them. 

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S-GI board passes resolution against testing, calls John King to task | Kids |News Classifieds Events | springvillejournal.com

S-GI board passes resolution against testing, calls John King to task | Kids |News Classifieds Events | springvillejournal.com | MASSP News | Scoop.it
SPRINGVILLE — Teachers, parents and administrators across the state are fired up against Common Core standards, and Springville-Griffith Institute is leading the charge against the...
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Common-Core Rollout Ripe for Studying, Experts Say

Common-Core Rollout Ripe for Studying, Experts Say | MASSP News | Scoop.it
R&D is needed if new standards are going to improve learning, say educators and researchers, but making that happen could be a tricky business.
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NYC Tech Shortcomings Prompt Big Payout for Educators

NYC Tech Shortcomings Prompt Big Payout for Educators | MASSP News | Scoop.it
A $41 million settlement being paid to educators in the country's largest school district could have big implications for districts struggling to provide adequate technology.
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Shortcomings of district tech support for educators

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Fewer, Better Tests Can Boost Student Achievement

Fewer, Better Tests Can Boost Student Achievement | MASSP News | Scoop.it
The overall academic performance of U.S. students will never equal that of our toughest international competitors if we continue to focus on high-stakes tests alone, write Marc Tucker, Linda Darling-Hammond, and John Jackson.
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So, You Want To Be A Principal?

So, You Want To Be A Principal? | MASSP News | Scoop.it

(This is Part Two in a multi-part series.) Last week's question was: What advice would you give someone who is interested in becoming a principal?

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ACT Lures Top Talent From College Board

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The head of research and development for the College Board joins rival ACT, as the two organizations stake out turf in the common-assessment world.
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Interesting moves among testing companies.

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Viewpoint:Too many factors exist to simply base teachers' pay on student ... - MLive.com

Viewpoint:Too many factors exist to simply base teachers' pay on student ... - MLive.com | MASSP News | Scoop.it
Viewpoint:Too many factors exist to simply base teachers' pay on student ...
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Is there is a place for evaluation? Yes, by peers and by principals. Evaluation should not be based heavily on student performance.
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Google Drive - Quick reference guide for teachers and students

Google Drive - Quick reference guide for teachers and students | MASSP News | Scoop.it
Having trouble getting your head around Google Drive and / or Google Docs?
Well stress no more with this great printable guide to using Google Drive.

Via John Evans, MSTA
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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's comment, August 26, 2013 9:51 PM
Thanks Maria!:)
Ann Sciabarrasi's curator insight, December 22, 2013 7:01 PM

looks helpful

Mary Mourton's curator insight, March 17, 2016 11:55 AM

Google Drive provides many great options for easy access to administrative tasks on a mobile device. Edgalaxy provides a basic printable guide to using Google Drive on your computer (not the app) as a great starting point with its use.

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Raising the bar

Raising the bar | MASSP News | Scoop.it
HERE’S a multiple-choice question: if the federal government penalises states where pupils do badly in school, but lets the states themselves set the pass mark,...
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When Bad Things Happen to Good NAEP Data

When Bad Things Happen to Good NAEP Data | MASSP News | Scoop.it
The national exam produces the most widely valued test data in the country, but that information is often put to questionable use, researchers say.
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Interesting points on the misuse of NAEP data

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